For web content writers, the desire to get prolific and crank out content by the dozens falls woefully short of expectations. Reason: the need to get hold of topics and raw material to write on! Ideas don’t drop down from the sky! You have to come up with ideas while you are on the job. That is easier said than done. What can you do when you have to publish content but have a blank document staring back at you? You try to surf through Twitter to avoid the obvious. Why not take ideas from Twitter?
Yes, this is no dream of the dolphin! You can actually do so! Just follow these tips of parsing content ideas from Twitter:
- Observe: Twitter is a simmering, and sometimes boiling and spilling over, cauldron of ideas, news, alerts, updates and everything in between! Why not dip your empty cup into this cauldron of ideas? Follow and observe the talking points on Twitter. What are people talking about and tweeting about? What are the burning issues that people of the world are concerned about? If they are in your alley, fire away! Come up with an interesting post and share it among these Twitter circles. Your post will get immediate attention!
- Trends: If you are too concerned about time spent in surfing and observing Twitter profiles, the next best solution is Twitter Trends. This is a list of trending topics that are being tweeted about. Study the trends and write on those issues.
- Retweets: Twitter has this great weapon to endorse the views of others: retweet. These hold special value for you as a writer as well. Retweets are the hallmarks of topics that have interested more users of Twitter. You can check out the retweets in your domain of interest and chalk out content ideas from them.
- Ask: What does it take to step into a discussion and ask questions? After all, social media is all about engaging in debates, discussions and interactions. Talk to people on Twitter and find out what interests them. Take part in discussions and share your views. The more you reach out and speak your voice, the more people are likely to air back their thoughts. That will be the perfect fodder for your content!